In reply to a message from Johno sent Sun 3 Jun 2012:
The plot thickens or thins depending on your point of view.
I contacted the DVLA who stated that the vehicle was first
registered on 1st August 1967 as APT 379F and have never
issued Reg No Jag 21E.
I emailed Jaguar Heritage:
I have recently received a Heritage Certificate for my E
Type Jaguar (Cert No 36017) on it states that the
Registration mark was Originally: JAG 21E (it is now APT 379F).
I would like to reunite the old Rag No with the car,
unfortunately the DVLA have no record of ever issuing this
number to any vehicle and state that it was first registered
on 1st August 1967 as APT 379F.
Can you throw any further light on this matter?
John Bennett Hayling Island UK
and received the following reply:
Dear Mr Bennett
Thank you for your e-mail. I presume that you have applied
to have JAG 21 E re-issued to the car, and that you provided
a copy of our certificate in support of the application. If
the DVLA has turned you down on this basis, I do not think
that you can do anything more. Presumably you do not have
the original log book. Did you ask the DVLA whether they
have this on microfilm. I do not know whether there is a
local archive or records office in Ayrshire (where JAG 21 E
was issued) but you might look into this. On checking, I
discover that the reference books show that the JAG … E
series was not issued, whereas the JAG … F series was.
If the registration on your car had been JAG 21 F that would
tie in with a registration date of 1 August 1967, although
this seems rather late for your car which was dispatched
much earlier. However, I accept that our records may be at
fault, that the JAG 21 E entry may be an error, and your car
may have been JAG 21 F. According to reference books, a
registration mark in the APT … F series was issued in Co
Durham in March 1968 so your car must have been
re-registered early in life. I should also point out to you
that the most logical reason for your car having been
re-registered, was that the original registration was
transferred to another car, and may indeed still be ‘‘live’’.
Anders Ditlev Clausager
JAGUAR HERITAGE ARCHIVE
think I am chasing my tail here and will leave it for
The original message included these comments:
Finally got round to applying for a certificate and received
it a few days ago. Original colour was cream with black
interior, it is now Carmen Red with the same colour interior.
The original number plate was JAG 21E it is now APT 579F.
Hayling Island, United Kingdom
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